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Ask Me Anything: I'm a Currency Volatility...I work as a currency volatility trader and manage one of the bigger G10 blocs in London. I've been lucky enough to get responsibility early in my career. I started off managing a single currency book a few months into the job, and have steadily been granted more responsibility to where I am today.... 2 years 2 days
A Few Good Men: LIBOR StyleA Few Good Men: LIBOR Style via Dan Davies Deputy Governor, we live in a world that has interest rates. And those interest rates have to be set as the average of a panel of banks... Who's gonna do it. You? You, Deputy Governor? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.... 2 years 10 months
How to Start Trading (Compliments of Bondarb)There have been a few requests to find the classic post by Bondarb, so it made sense to sticky it. This is what he wrote: Here is how you learn about trading: Have at least 5k. If you dont have that then get it somehow, use your imagination. Set up an account on Interactive Brokers that... 3 years 1 month
Non-Farm Pay-ROLL CALL!After a very solid ADP employment report a few days ago, what do you all think the number will be? Just for reference, current economist estimate is ~175k, some people dream bigger than others (see: Just for... 4 years 4 months
Dynamic Hedging by TalebDoes anyone have Dynamic Hedging by Taleb e-book? If so can you pm me, I'd really appreciate it. 4 years 10 months
LeBron James Joins HeatSo now that LeBron has joined the heat, what's your market on: 1. Heat Championship 2. Lakers-Heat Final 4 years 10 months
Those Poor Gulf Coast Walruses (Walri?)Ladies and Gentlemen, we can all reast at ease, BP has everything under control, they've been prepared for this scenario for years. That's right, no one should be concerned, BP has a very thorough Response Plan in the event of a Gulf Coast oil spill like this one: [quote] The Gulf Coast... 4 years 11 months
Premeir World Cup Players Dropping like FliesWell folks, I couldn't be happier I decided not to bet on the Ivory Coast's ~30:1 odds to win the World Cup the other day. With the likes of both Toure's, Kalou... 4 years 11 months
Black... Thursday?! (The official WTF is going on...Since we are witnessing history in the making, I figured we might as well start talking about it! Dow was down 1000 points and is only down 400 now. Yen was up nearly 6% against the dollar. P... 5 years 3 weeks
London 2010I just found out that I'm going to be starting in London for next year (from US) and was wondering who else is headed there. Feel free to PM if you'd prefer. 5 years 6 months


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Urgent decision - opinions appreciatedThe vast majority of people get hired from SA so I'd pick the school which has the connections to put you there. If you want to trade, get a SA role and focus on trading rotations simple as that. Let's not make this more complicated than it is. If you are fishing for me to tell you to go to... 3 hours 26 min
Urgent decision - opinions appreciated[quote=SpaceMarine]Thank you so much Revsly. Since you're trading FX derivatives at a BB yourself (which is also an area of interest for me), I guess your comment is based on the fact that your floor has hired CMU grads in the past. But how difficult would you say is getting a trading/research job... 1 day 22 hours
Urgent decision - opinions appreciatedTepper. The OCR is good and has good placement into fixed income trading, particularly derivatives. 5 days 23 hours
Is it true that the best prop firms these days...No 1 month 2 weeks
S&T Position Decision Help for SA! Goldman S...Are you looking to do sales or trading? Boston will not have a trading desk, it exists to cover a few accounts. There are some good/big ones there, but unless you are particularly partial to Boston, ML hands down. 1 month 3 weeks
How quantitative is a FX sales desk?In general, not quantitative. If you're interested in the more quantitative side, FX offers some of the deepest exotic derivatives markets of any product, so there's plenty of room. Otherwise it's very macro. 1 month 3 weeks
US 2-10's Steepner[quote=huhahaha] Martinghoul: In broad monetary policy terms, this can happen when, for example, rates are high. One scenario is when the current short rate is perceived to be higher than the potential future growth rate of the economy. More specifically, policy mistakes by the central bank,... 10 months 1 week
My bank just fired some traders from FICCListen to Martinghoul, he know's what he's talking about. If you join the macro space, all else equal definitely try to be on a more derivatives desk (particularly vol). 1 year 2 weeks
Please suggest some interesting topics about...Perhaps talk about local vol and stoch vol models. 1 year 1 month
[Entertainment] So... You Want to Be a Trader?[quote=Bondarb]AUS/YEN? [/quote] Yeah this made me think he's never really traded before. 1 year 1 month